So I've been massively sick. Double ear infection, antibiotics, the works. I haven't been able to do anything except binge media and moan a lot. This as opposed to my routine of reading the news and moaning a lot. Far more productive. However! However, a small respite. I can still put something up this week. … Continue reading Sick Week: An Archer Script
You can get a good whiff of the narrative of your life sometimes. You can feel new chapter headings in the air. I felt it at Brisbane airport, watching engineers in phlegm-green high visibility vests crawl around the inside of the plane like playground equipment, occasionally stopping to shrug at each other, or put their … Continue reading Adelaide
If you stood in the office of the man who just paid $60 for an orb of raw water, you could watch a teenager get gunned down for wearing the wrong colours in the wrong neighbourhood.
How do novelists make a strong character? The ones that feel like they exist outside the story, and outside the author's head? Talking about the rough heuristic I use to plan major and minor characters.
The feminist movement has been hugely important and beneficial for women over the last few decades, and seriously changed how we view gender roles. But men haven't had a similarly empowering movement in that timeframe. What is the impact of that, and how is it hurting everybody?
Ben Pearce is a fantastic editor, and I approached him to see if he'd like to write an article about developing your editing skillset. This is that article.
Black Mirror is a tragedy that intentionally subverts the point of tragedy to make you feel super messed up, instead of the kind of emotional relief you would otherwise get. So why did this season change such a unique and effective philosophy?
I honestly got nothing for an excerpt on this one. This was pretty hard to write. A better understanding on what it's like to be mentally ill, from the perspective of someone who's only just now recovering from it enough to have that perspective for the first time.
Here's a question. There's no right answers, just the less wrong one to you. Would you rather be dead, or completely paralyzed from the neck down? You take a hard fall. A centimeter one way is an immediate, painless death. A centimeter the other way is a lifetime without recovery, but a lifetime all the same. Which outcome is your choice?
This week's article is from guest author Scarlet Roarke. It's an interesting piece on a topic I don't otherwise see covered; On thinking about the media we consume to not have to think.